plane crash

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to the report of a plane crash into a residential structure at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Black Bear Drive. 

Black Bear Drive is less than a mile from the Aero Country Airport on Kinner Drive in McKinney, a privately owned, public use airport. It’s about 10 miles from McKinney National Airport on Industrial Drive. It’s unclear at this time where the plane was traveling from.

Units arrived on the scene to find a plane that had crashed and hit the back of a residential structure. Two occupants in the plane were extricated and transported to the hospital. No information is available on their condition. 

Occupants in the home at the time of the crash were not injured. The home sustained severe damage, and the occupants were relocated for the night.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were on the scene Thursday night to start their investigation.

“This is certainly a situation that could have been much worse,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “There were no fuel leaks that would have increased the danger.”

The plane appears to be a Piper Cherokee 140, a small, four-seat aircraft. This model typically has an approximate 30-foot wingspan and is just over seven feet tall. 

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